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Amanda Yenerall sworn in as new Magistrate Court judge
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Amanda Yenerall is sworn in as a new part-time magistrate judge on Feb. 11. - photo by For the Dawson County News
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Amanda Yenerall was sworn in Feb. 11 as Dawson County’s newest magistrate judge. Pictured are Probate Judge Jennifer Burt, Associate Magistrate Judge Anthony Tarnacki, Yenerall, and Chief Magistrate Judge Lisa Thurmond. - photo by For the Dawson County News

Dawson County resident Amanda Yenerall was sworn in as the county’s newest part-time magistrate judge on Feb. 11, vowing to uphold the principles of justice and fairness in the law.

She was sworn in by Judge Jennifer Burt and appointed by Chief Magistrate Lisa Thurmond.
The new part-time judge position was approved last year by the Dawson County Board of Commissioners. 

Yenerall, a partner with Gainesville law firm Stewart Melvin & Frost since 2013, received her law degree in 2007 from John Marshall Law School, the same year she was admitted to the Georgia Bar and began working at the firm as an associate attorney.

She has been very active in the community, formerly serving on the board of directors for the Rotary Club of Dawson County, the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce; the United Way of Dawson County; and, the Bowen Center for the Arts in Dawson County.

She is also a graduate of the Leadership Dawson County and Leadership Hall County programs and is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Gainesville-Hall County.  She is a member of the Gainesville-Northeast Bar Association and the State Bar of Georgia.

She currently serves on the State Board of Worker’s Compensation Chairman’s Advisory Council, is a Registered Neutral with the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution and has served as Mediator in the Magistrate Court of Hall County.

“I am very excited about this opportunity and very grateful to serve in this position and serve the people of Dawson County,” Yenerall said.
Yenerall will continue to maintain her law practice at Stewart Melvin & Frost.

She is married to David Yenerall and has three children, Logan Hill, Bronwynne Hill and Gabriel Yenerall.